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Statistics Canada on the Canadian Movie Business

This morning Statistics Canada released interesting data on the Canadian movie distribution business.  The data confirms what is likely obvious to most people: the industry has never done better despite the fact that movie attendance is experiencing a sharp decline.  The reason of course is the emergence of the DVD […]

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July 25, 2005 1 comment News

Canada Post Commits to Continue Library Program

Last week I blogged about a dispute over whether Canada Post would continue a 66-year old program that offer libraries greatly reduced pricing for inter-library loans. I wondered aloud why the government does not recognize the opportunity for the Internet to facilitate similar low cost distribution. The real space issue […]

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July 25, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Building a Privacy Culture from the Ground Up

My weekly Law Bytes column (freely available hyperlinked version, Toronto Star version) examines last week’s Privacy Commissioner of Canada finding on secondary marketing. The Commissioner ruled that the inclusion of marketing materials in banking statements constitutes "secondary marketing" and that consumers should be entitled to opt-out of receiving it. I […]

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July 25, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns

The Future Canadian Copyright Act?

Bill C-60, Canada's copyright reform bill, can be a challenge to read since it adds some provisions to the current Copyright Act, while amending or repealing others.  Many thanks to a blog reader who has worked to develop a complete Copyright Act as it would appear if Bill C-60 were […]

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July 24, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Telus Blocks Subscriber Access to Union Website

Reports today indicate that Telus is currently blocking access to Voices for Change, a website run by the Telecommunications Workers Union.  The company has confirmed that its nearly one million subscribers are blocked from accessing the site, though it is obviously available to just about everyone else (and presumably to […]

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July 24, 2005 6 comments News